Twin blasts in Mansehra leave 1 dead, 7 injured

The second blast took place while the rescue operation for the first explosion was ongoing.

Muhammad Sadaqat/web Desk June 14, 2014
No loss of life has been reported as of yet. PHOTO: FILE

MANSEHRA: Two blasts in Mansehra, near a security forces' vehicle, left one person dead and seven injured including three military personnel on Karakoram Highway near Khanpur village on Saturday.

The police identified the injured military personnel as Lance Naik Feroz Khan, Sepoy Tahir Khan and Sepoy Safdar.

The two explosions took place in the Shinkiari area of the city.

The military convoy was the prime target. However, the vehicles carrying military personnel escaped undamaged, according to a police officer and eyewitness.

In the first blast, three people were injured and were taken to a local hospital for medical treatment.

The bomb was planted on the roadside and detonated via a remote control device, according to sources.

Sources said that the second blast took place at the same place, while the rescue operation was going on. The blast left one person dead, while four others, including two media persons, were injured.

The police have reportedly arrested a suspect who was injured and have shifted him to an unknown location for interrogation, police sources said.


Taimoor | 7 years ago | Reply

@Ishrat salim: This is not "internal security". This is linked to FATA policies of the state/army. Establishment played games in FATA re Afghanistan and this is affecting KPK and Baluchistan.

KPK Police is performing very well. But to secure complete peace, FATA situation need to be solved and here Federal Govt and army comes into picture. Terrorism is state problem, NOT a provincial problem!

Lasty, how much budget does police get compared to army?

Ishrat salim | 7 years ago | Reply

@Amjad Hussain:

Internal security is the responsibility of the provincial govt and pleas keep Army out from this area, they should be deployed along border areas to STOP infiltration....their continuous deployment inside is making them ineffective to man the borders.....we have to improve our Police, FC and Rangers to take care the internal security while the Army has to effectively check border areas....if this strategy was followed, all these TTP men trained by our enemies could not come inside to create problems?....

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